To improve early grade reading levels and cut the high school drop-out rate in half.
Impact In Community
In 2015, United Way agencies provided opportunities for youth and adults to learn and be successful in school and life. Adult Education had 583 students working towards learning English or earning their GED, enabling them to pursue a career, move away from poverty and become self-sustaining adults. At the Crisis Center, 4,850 individuals learned about healthy relationships and violence prevention to improve their mental and physical well-being. Children were enriched through many different opportunities to learn and engage with their community. Multicultural Coalition exposed 295 children to diverse cultures with interactive, hands-on learning. At the YWCA, 64 children attended preschool to be ready with the skills they need to thrive in kindergarten.
Fast Facts from 2015
508 children were enrolled in afterschool programs
Imagination Library increased enrollment by 385 children in 2015, for a total of 2,228 children
731 students were learning English in a classroom or from a tutor